Dirhinosia Rebel, 1905

Bidzilya, Oleksiy V. & Budashkin, Yury I., 2015, New species of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) from Ukraine, Zootaxa 3974 (2), pp. 217-230: 225-226

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Dirhinosia Rebel, 1905


Dirhinosia Rebel, 1905 

Type-species: Dirhinosia trifasciella Rebel, 1905  ; by original designation.

Dirhinosia  is closest to Aristotelia  , Caulastrocecis  , and Megacraspedus  . The genus can be distinguished by a narrow, beak-shaped uncus in the male genitalia and an extremely long ductus bursae in the female genitalia, both of which are putative synapomorphies. A light brown forewing with narrow white interfascial areas and the absence of a gnathos and are additional diagnostic features of the genus. The five described species are restricted to the Mediterranean area and eastern steppes of the Palaearctic region. Host plants are unknown.